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Where is Solomon Islands
About Map: Map showing Location of Solomon Islands in the Oceania Continent.

Where is Solomon Islands Located?

The given Solomon Islands location map shows that Solomon Islands is located in the South Pacific Ocean and to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu.

Solomon Island is archipelago of about thousands of islands. Its capital city is Honiara and it is located on the Guadalcanal Island – the largest island of Solomon Islands group. The nearest neighbors are Tuvalu lies in the east, Vanuatu in the south, Australia in the south-west, and Papua New Guinea in the west.

The government type of Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy featured with a parliamentary system of government. Queen Elizabeth II is the Monarch of the country as well as the head of state. Furthermore, she is represented by the Governor-General who is appointed by the Parliament for a five-year term. The Solomon Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

The economy of the country largely depends upon agriculture and fishing. However, some of the natural resources available on the islands are lead, zinc, nickel, and gold.

List of Provinces and Capitals of Solomon Islands

RankProvince/TerritoryCapitalArea (km2)Population census 1999
1Central ProvinceTulagi61521,577
2Choiseul ProvinceTaro Island3,83720,008
3Guadalcanal Province[1]Honiara5,33660,275
4Isabel ProvinceBuala4,13620,421
5Makira-Ulawa ProvinceKirakira3,18831,006
6Malaita ProvinceAuki4,225122,620
7Rennell and Bellona ProvinceTigoa6712,377
8Temotu ProvinceLata89518,912
9Western ProvinceGizo5,47562,739
10Capital TerritoryHoniara2249,107

Solomon Islands Geography & Facts

LocationSouth Pacific Ocean
Lat LongLatitudes 5° and 13°S, and Longitudes 155° and 169°E
Islands6 major islands and over 900 smaller islands
Capitaland largest cityHoniara
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups 95.3% Melanesian, 3.1% Polynesian, 1.2% Micronesian, 0.4% Others
Religion (2016)97.4% Christianity, 1.2% Folk religions, 1.4% Others
Demonym(s)Solomon Islander
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independence (From UK)7 July 1978
Area28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (139th)
• Water (%)3.20%
Population (2018 estimate)652,857 (167th)
• Density18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
GDP (PPP) (2019)$1.479 billion[5]
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar (SBD)
Time zoneUTC+11
Driving sideleft
Calling code677
ISO 3166 codeSB
AirportHoniara International Airport (IATA: HIR, ICAO: AGGH)
Internet TLD.sb